Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Sparidae > Genus: Pagrus > Species: Pagrus pagrus

Common seabream - Pagrus pagrus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5958

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Common seabream English Fishbase
Couch's sea bream English Fishbase
Gewöhnliche rotbrasse German Fishbase
Hawwad (young specimen) Maltese Fishbase
Kirma Turkish Fishbase
Mercan Turkish Fishbase
Pagar Serbian Fishbase
Pagar Slovenian Fishbase
Pagar-crvenac Serbian Fishbase
Pagre commun French Fishbase
Pagri Albanian Fishbase
Pagro Italian Fishbase
Pagru Maltese Fishbase
Pagrus karaibski Polish Fishbase
Pagrus rózowy Polish Fishbase
Pargo Finnish Fishbase
Pargo Spanish Fishbase
Pargo-legítimo Portuguese Fishbase
Phágri Mertzáni Greek Fishbase
Red porgy English Fishbase
Sackbrasse German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Sparus pagrus Linnaeus, 1758
Pagrus vulgaris Valenciennes, 1830
Aurata orphus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagrus orphus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagrus sedecim Ginsburg, 1952

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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